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Riverside walking track is a 5km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Lane Cove National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
The delightful Riverside walking track meanders through natural bushland and a string of picturesque picnic areas in Lane Cove National Park, just north of Sydney CBD. Enjoy a weekend getaway without leaving town and introduce the kids to the simple pleasures of birdwatching and wildlife-spotting.
Following the southern bank of Lane Cove River, from the weir near Delhi Road to Deburghs Bridge, the scenic walk takes in peaceful bush settings where you can stop and enjoy tranquil river views. When it’s time for a lunch break, unroll the picnic blanket at Commandment Rock picnic area.
Along the track you might see lorikeets and kookaburras as well as egrets and spoonbills, so be sure to bring along some binoculars for a spot of birdwatching with the kids. Keep an eye out for swamp wallabies and brush turkeys darting through the bush. If you’re keen for a challenge, return via the northern riverbank along Great North walk.
About the Region
Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Bloodwood picnic area. Riverside walking track is in the Ryde area of Lane Cove National Park. To get there:Access via Delhi Road, West Chatswood or from Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park. Park entry points Bloodwood picnic area See on map Riverview carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at a range of places along the walk. To access the southern end of the walk, park along Riverside Road near Koonjeree picnic area.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.